So today was a big day for me. I found out that I can be a little blunt when I am putting a point across and sometimes share opinions of things I may know as fact but do not necessarily need to be expressed at a specific point and time. That is really profound to me and I agree.
To step back a little I went out this morning to show homes and the rep had a GLAR key that was set on a timer and it would not open so we ended up rescheduling for Friday at 1 to see this place and another location as well. I went back to the office sent out 40 emails to people I know, wrote 6 letters to others, and 1 postcard. Then I talked to one of my buyers and got them to reschedule for Friday so I did not miss my accountability group at 3.
That was a very good idea. We watched a portion of the Floyd Wickman video on FSBOs and discussed it. I made a statement about how I had two offers that were rejected and that had been dropped and got a couple of eyebrows that raised. Come to find out I was not as productive in trying to get the deal to go through as I should have been and my comrads at arms Linda, Noel, and Larry were like the LNL Railroad with excellent tips on how I could have changed my rejections into sales. I applaud them for their efforts and appreciate everything they said. I also decided to be more realistic with my goals and look forward to next week having my goals met and exceeded by better planning on my part.
After the meeting we were in our office section that will begin to be converted in October and I heard one of my group talking to another agent.and going over a deal that had bothered him and after our conversation it made him contact the other agent to try and recoup his ground on negotiations. The other agent listened as he talked to them and understood and was apologetic as well.
I guess what it really boils down to is that you get what you give. Tonight I wrote to an agent on one of my failed deals from last week and asked him a couple of questions that I hoep will spur our negotiations back from the grave.
I will let you know how htat turns out later.
Tonight I wrote an offer on a home in West Point and talked to the buyers and will probably list their mobile home for sale next Wednesday evening. I also set up showings for Friday and Saturday. I am looking at maybe 3 more offers by Saturday night on homes in Louisville. Wish me luck.
Today marks 127 years that Labor Day has been observed in the United States. Originally this was a holiday observed in Canada and a machinist by the name of MaGuire in NJ helped to organize the first demonstration and picnic for this holiday in New York in 1882. the holiday was organized by the labor unions to present a solidarity with works and their contributions to the movement forward of the US society and strength of it’s workforce.
In 1909 Congress passed the legislation making this a permanent holiday in all states and thus putting Labor Day on the holiday map. Though Labor Day has been celebrated for 127 years, This year is the 100th anniversary of the official holiday according to congress.
Reflecting back on today’s events I would say we celebrated quite well. We had a mixed bag of people in our group today from those in public service, to a librarian, social worker, University Professor, several entrepreneurs, office manager, school teacher and an unemployed person.
Food ranged from hotdogs to chicken and osagio cheese franks, vege-burgers and franks, Broccoli Casserole, Cole Slaw, Sweet Kraut, Vegetable medley Casserole, Mac and Cheese, Mac Salad, Cus Cus, Spicey Cheese dip, to Double Chocolate Caramel Brownies, Cherry Pie and warm chocolate chip cookies.
We swam, played games including Password (a great find that Rita got at a thrift store), and had stimulating conversations from housing starts, to healthcare reform.
I want to thank all that came over and wish those who did not get to attend a pleasant and wonderful holiday whereever you may be.
Now that we have celebrated it is off to great adventures for me during this week leading up to my class in St Louis for CDPE Certification.
Houses to show on Tuesday and new potential agents to come in on Wednesday night to our opportunity night. Then I am off to schedule my FSBO calls and to land a couple of listings for this week.
I hope each and everyone that reads this has a wonderful week and that you have enjoyed your holiday as much as I have. Check out some of the photos I took in the backyard today on my facebook account rick.hogue
Call me if you need to find out about a home in the area 502-649-3431 ro visit my website at http://www.louisvillemls.pro.
It is hard to think that we are now into the 9th month of the year and that temperatures will start declining very soon. But this weekend is about getting together with friends, having the last swim of the year and football. In Louisville we have fans that follow both UK and UofL. Both teams got off to a great start winning their first game of the season. Congrats to both teams on their first wins of the year. Holly and I have guests coming on Monday for a potluck dinner and games so that will be lots of fun
This week will be full of home showings and working with new and old clients. My schedule looks pretty full with showings on Tuesday for homes in Eastern Louisville, to downtown, to Shepherdsville. Should also get word on a couple of closings and I have an appointment to talk to a new couple about a listing their home. I am also shooting for getting all of my clients on a buyers agreement to show my commitment to them as well as the reverse.
I am also preparing to go to class for CDPE and look forward to finishing that course up too. As things come about I will keep you abreast.
For now just keep looking for homes on my website http://www.louisvillemls.pro or find out what properties are doing in your area by going to propertybyrick.com to get a monthly updated market analysis.